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Topic: Big Weekend! 10 year survivor and now a Doctor!

Forum: Who or What Inspires You? —

Share your personal story, diagnosis, and treatment path, and stories of survival, hope, and success to encourage and inspire others!

Posted on: May 28, 2014 10:05AM

lynzee3237 wrote:

Hello to all of you brave, beautiful women out there. Just a note to say that I'm now 10 years out from diagnosis of Stage IIIA BC. ER/PR/Her2+. I was diagnosed at 25 and at age 30 I decided to go to medial school. I graduated this weekend and am off to pursue a 3 year residency in pediatric medicine. Also, and more importantly, over the past 10 years, I married my husband and we adopted a beautiful, amazing daughter who we can't imagine our lives without. I am a long time supporter of breastcancer.org and I am so grateful for the support it has provided me over the years. I love reading survivor stories and so I am now posting my own.

Wishing many happy, healthy days to all of you!

Lynzee 

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May 28, 2014 10:38AM Holeinone wrote:

lynzee, 

Wow, congratulations on all you have accomplished. Thank-you for posting. 

Being stage 3, it is inspiring to hear from 10 year survivors.

Spinal mets Surgery 7/21/2013 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 8/21/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 12/22/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 3/3/2016, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, Grade 2, 6/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 28, 2014 07:01PM Maureen1 wrote:

(((Lynzee))) Thanks for sharing your inspiring story with us and Congratulations on all you have achieved, good luck in your new career:) (((Hugs))) Maureen

Dx 7/31/2012, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 3/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/6/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 9/19/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 3/4/2013 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 3/19/2013 Aromasin (exemestane) Hormonal Therapy 7/22/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 11/23/2013 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant
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May 28, 2014 07:03PM farmerlucy wrote:

Lynzee - How wonderful! Thanks for letting us know. Oh and Congratulations!!! Woo Hoo!

Dx at 51 after a preventive mx that wasn't. Oncotype dx 3. 3D tattoos from Vinnie! PTSD?? You are not alone! Surgery 2/20/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 2/24/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/10/2012 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 7/21/2012 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 4/9/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/13/2015 Prophylactic ovary removal
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May 28, 2014 07:10PM Moderators wrote:

Congratulations Lynzee, on all your achievements! We couldn't be happier for you.  

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May 28, 2014 09:14PM dwill wrote:


Congrats, Lynzee!   Such a great accomplishment!  You go girl!!!

Dx 2/27/2013, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Dx 2/27/2013, IDC, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 3/25/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 5/1/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 11/25/2013 Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 8/31/2014 Aromasin (exemestane)
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May 29, 2014 05:13AM Racy wrote:

thank you for your inspiring post!

Dx 2010, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 2, 2014 07:56AM peacestrength wrote:

Your post gave hope to me!  Thank you!

2013, IDC Stage 3a
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Jun 2, 2014 08:28AM SaturnRing wrote:

Where is that Super Ultra Like button when you need one :)

Congratulations!!!

Aparna Dx 4/13/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 4/18/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 5/16/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 10/7/2012
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Jun 5, 2014 10:20AM lexi4 wrote:


Lynzee!

Wow, what a super accomplishment! I am so proud and happy for you! Best wishes as you begin your residency and enjoy every minute with your family!

 

Hugs,

Lexi

Dx 8/22/2005, IBC, 3cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 5/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Jun 6, 2014 07:08AM april485 wrote:

Fantastic! Enjoy your new career and may the next 10 years be filled with the accomplishments of the past 10 years!

"Fear has been a huge dictator in my life - so I am trying to stage a coup!" ~ a friend Dx 1/30/2013, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 2/21/2013 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 3/11/2013 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/22/2013 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/20/2013 Aromasin (exemestane) Hormonal Therapy 1/2/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 18, 2014 09:43PM Betty14 wrote:


LynzeeSmile..

                       Wow congratulations !!!!!! You are truly an inspiration.....I feel so proud of you I'm bursting with happiness for you right now.

I love hearing about positive outcomes here on BCO...it's  the wheel that keeps us all moving forward.....I can't thank you enough for sharing this great news:):)

(((HUGS)))

Dx 11/4/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 18, 2014 10:14PM Blessings2011 wrote:

Lynzee - YOU ROCK! Congratulations on all your hard work, and achieving your goals!

Dx 9/15/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/5/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 8/21/2012 Reconstruction (left): Saline implant; Reconstruction (right): Saline implant Hormonal Therapy 9/5/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 10/22/2013 Femara (letrozole) Dx 7/15/2021, IDC: Papillary, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 19, 2014 11:22AM Moonflwr912 wrote:

Just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS! !! That is a huge accomplishment! 

Sometimes life SUCKS! Sometimes it doesn't. I prefer when it doesn't! If you're ever bored, read my biography. Bring snacks..... LOL Monica Dx 11/11/2011, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 12/8/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 12/8/2011 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 1/17/2012 Reconstruction (left) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2012 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 8/13/2012 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 8/20/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 9/10/2012 Reconstruction (left) Surgery 8/14/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Surgery 9/4/2013 Reconstruction (left) Surgery 12/13/2013 Reconstruction (left): Saline implant; Reconstruction (right): Saline implant
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Mar 15, 2015 04:51AM Honeytagh wrote:

Congradulationssssss. I really feel happy and inspired by you.ThumbsUp


Dx at 32 Dx 7/11/2014, IDC: Medullary, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 7/22/2014 Lumpectomy; Mastectomy Dx 11/8/2017, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Mar 15, 2015 06:02AM Lucy55 wrote:

Wow.. What an achievement.. Thanks for sharing.!!

Surgery 8/26/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Dx 8/27/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/14/2014 Surgery
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Mar 15, 2015 06:40AM momwriter wrote:

Congratulations- what an inspiring story!

Dx 9/2012, IDC, Stage IIB, 3 cm, Grade 3, micromets in 3/7 nodes, ER+,PR+,HER+, Affinity trial Surgery 10/19/2012 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 11/5/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 12/3/2012 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/22/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 5/20/2013 Hormonal Therapy 6/15/2013
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Mar 15, 2015 09:55AM Claire_in_Seattle wrote:

Way to go and WONDERFUL!!!!

Completed all treatment (AC +T, lumpectomy, radiation and 5 years of AIs - anastrazole). Now celebrating every single day for the wonderful life I have been granted. Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH)
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Apr 7, 2015 05:53AM lauren32 wrote:

Hi Lynzee as a young mom who is finishing up chemo your post is so inspiring and encouraging!! And really gives me hope Thank you for coming back here to post and encourage others! Can u please tell us what hormone therapy you have been on and what else you have done to get through the past ten year? How wonderful that you are now married and have your beautiful daughter. Sounds like you really just got on with things which may the secret!!! Trying to find myself again now that active treatment nearing an end. Thanks again! Lauren

Dx 9/30/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 6/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 30, 2016 12:51PM NYCexec wrote:

Health, a growing family, and a blossoming career. So happy for you. I am a 2-year survivor taking things day by day but definitely shooting for 10+ and beyond like you. Carpe diem.

Dx 7/2013, IDC, Left, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+ Surgery Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxotere)

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